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Mansfield College

Mansfield College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. Our membership comprises approximately 50 academic staff, 220 undergraduates, 50 graduates and 35 visiting students. This small size engenders friendly and close relationships not only amongst undergraduates, but also between Junior (undergraduate), Middle (graduate) and Senior (tutors) Common Rooms.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Dame Maggie Smith in Conversation Dame Maggie Smith and Baroness Helena Kennedy QC in conversation Maggie Smith, Helena Kennedy 27 Oct 2017
2 Representing the Muslim in America Linda Moreno gives a talk for the Mansfield College seminar series. Linda Moreno 14 Jul 2017
3 Trump's America: a Political and an Economics Journalist Take Stock Joe Klein and Paul Solman give a talk for the Mansfield College seminar series. Joe Klein, Paul Solman 14 Jul 2017
4 Images and Influence: The Fetus in Art Professor Carol Sanger, Hon. Fellow, Mansfield College, gives a talk for the Mansfield college lecture series. Carol Sanger 14 Jul 2017
5 Creative Commons The Big Challenges in Politics - The State of the Nation Wes Streeting, MP for Ilford North gives a talk for the Mansfield college seminar series. Wes Streeting 28 Mar 2017
6 Freedom of Religion and Belief: John Milton Lecture Professor Lord (David) Alton of Liverpool gives the 2017 John Milton Lecture. Lord David Alton 28 Mar 2017
7 Russia - A New Cold War? Author and expert on Russia; producer several of feature films and books including the prize-winning Epics of Everyday Life (1990) and Lost and Found in Russia (2009); nonexecutive director and founder of openDemocracy and editor of openDemocracy Russia. Susan Richards, Helena Kennedy 28 Mar 2017
8 A Changing World: The Future of the Energy Industry The Annual Hands Lecture is a very important moment in Mansfield's calendar, held to honour Guy and Julia Hands and their generous and continued support of Mansfield College. John Browne 22 Mar 2017
9 Turner and Catastrophe Franny Moyle gives a talk for Mansfield College. Franny Moyle 22 Mar 2017
10 Free Will, Free Markets and the Future of Freedom Raoul Martinez gives a talk for Mansfield College. Raoul Martinez 22 Mar 2017
11 Equality v Liberation - Why Equal Rights Are Not Enough LGBT rights campaigner Peter Tatchell gives a lecture for Mansfield College. Peter Tatchell 22 Mar 2017
12 Varieties of Resistance, Professor Margaret MacMillan: Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture 2015 Professor Margaret MacMillan’s Lecture, Varieties of Resistance was held at Mansfield College, Oxford on the 19th of November 2015 and was introduced by the Principal of Mansfield College, Baroness Helena Kennedy. Margaret MacMillan 25 Nov 2016
13 Social Capital and the Connected Age The seventh in our lecture series for Hilary Term 2015, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Julia Hobsbawm – Entrepreneur, lecturer, writer and broadcaster. Founder of the ‘knowledge networking’ business Editorial Intelligence. Julia Hobsbawm 07 Aug 2015
14 Say Yes to Living! Exploration in Extreme Cold and Heat The sixth in our lecture series for Hilary Term 2015, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Mikael Strandberg – Explorer, lecturer, writer and filmmaker. Mikael Strandberg 07 Aug 2015
15 Eleanor Marx: A Life The fifth in our lecture series for Hilary Term 2015, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Rachel Holmes - Writer and historian. Rachel Holmes 07 Aug 2015
16 John Milton Fellowship Annual Lecture - Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence The fourth in our lecture series for Hilary Term 2015, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Karen Armstrong – Author and commentator. Karen Armstrong 07 Aug 2015
17 Being a Composer The second in our lecture series for Hilary Term 2015, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Errollyn Wallen, MBE – Singer, composer, and musician. Errollyn Wallen 07 Aug 2015
18 A Conversation with Lisa Appignanesi OBE The fourth in our lecture series for Michaelmas Term 2014, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Lisa Appignanesi OBE – Prize-winning writer, novelist, cultural commentator; co-editor of Fifty Shades of Feminism. Lisa Appignanesi 03 Feb 2015
19 Creative Commons Food: Our Greatest Market Failure The third in our lecture series for Michaelmas Term 2014, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Rosie Boycott - The Mayor of London’s Food Advisor; former editor of The Independent on Sunday, The Independent, and the Daily Express. Rosie Boycott 03 Feb 2015
20 Mammon’s Kingdom. An Essay on Britain, Now The second in our lecture series for Michaelmas Term 2014, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Professor David Marquand FBA – former Labour MP and Chief Advisor in the Secretariat General, European Commission; Principal, Mansfield College 1996-2002. David Marquand 03 Feb 2015
21 Nature, Nurture or Neither: The View from the Genes The first in our lecture series for Michaelmas Term 2014, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Professor Stephen Jones – Emeritus Professor of Genetics, University College London; author of various books on genetics and evolution. Stephen Jones 03 Feb 2015
22 The Adam von Trott Memorial Appeal Annual Lecture - The Heirs of von Trott: Post-War Western Europe The Adam von Trott Memorial Appeal Annual Lecture, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Professor Martin Conway – MacLellan-Warburg History Fellow at Balliol College. Martin Conway 03 Dec 2014
23 Inequality and the 1%: Is Britain Harmed by the Super-Rich? The fifth in our lecture series for Trinity Term 2014, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Professor Danny Dorling – Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, Author and Columnist. Danny Dorling 03 Sep 2014
24 Thinking with Stories: Listening in to Women’s Voices The fourth in our lecture series for Trinity Term 2014, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Professor Marina Warner, CBE – Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and writer of fiction, criticism and cultural history. Marina Warner 03 Sep 2014
25 Constitutional and Appellate Challenges to the Death Penalty in the Commonwealth and Worldwide The third in our lecture series for Trinity Term 2014, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Edward Fitzgerald, QC - renowned human rights lawyer and leading advocate in death row cases. Edward Fitzgerald 03 Sep 2014
26 The History of Parliament The second in our lecture series for Trinity Term 2014, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Chris Bryant, MP – Labour MP for Rhondda since 2001, Shadow Minister for Welfare Reform since October 2013. Chris Bryant 03 Sep 2014
27 The Peace that Ended the War The first in our lecture series for Trinity Term 2014, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Professor Margaret MacMillan – Warden of St Antony’s College and a Professor of International History at the University of Oxford. Margaret MacMillan 03 Sep 2014
28 Creative Commons Human Rights and the Rule of Law : Eight Centuries after Runnymede David Boies, Chairman of Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP gives a talk on human rights for the Hands Lecture 2014, Mansfield College. The lecture is in its 12th year and is recognition for the generosity of Guy and Julia Hands to the College. Helena Kennedy, Guy Hands, David Boies 12 May 2014
29 Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World The sixth in our lecture series for Hilary Term 2014, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Sheeren El Feki, journalist and author, and a presenter on Al Jazeera Network. Sheeren El Feki 02 Apr 2014
30 What is a Good Citizen? The fifth in our lecture series for Hilary Term 2014, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Joe Klein, renowned American political columnist for Time Magazine. Joe Klein 02 Apr 2014
31 Is Liberalism on the Road to Perdition?: John Milton Fellowship Annual Lecture The fourth in our lecture series for Hilary Term 2014, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Michael Freeden, Emeritus Professorial Fellow at Mansfield College, and Professor of Political Theory, University of Nottingham. Michael Freeden 02 Apr 2014
32 Whither the Special Relationship The second in our lecture series for Hilary Term 2014, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Joe Klein, renowned American political columnist for Time Magazine. Joe Klein 02 Apr 2014
33 How the Beatles Rocked The Kremlin: Tales in the Cultural Shifts that Brought Down the Soviet Union Part of our lecture series for Hilary Term 2013, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Leslie Woodhead. Leslie Woodhead 06 Jan 2014
34 Off Message - A Political Lamentation The sixth in our lecture series for Michaelmas Term 2013, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Bob Marshall Andrews QC - Barrister, author and former MP for Medway, Labour's most prominent dissident and Tony Blair's least favourite colleague. Bob Marshall Andrews 06 Jan 2014
35 Who Pays and Who Gains - Accountability of the State The fifth of our lecture series for Michaelmas Term 2013, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Margaret Hodge, MP for Barking and the first female Chair of the Committee of Public Accouts Margaret Hodge 06 Jan 2014
36 Spin Control: Why Accuracy Matters More than Truth in Journalism - Edward Stourton The fourth in our lecture series for Michaelmas Term 2013, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Edward Stourton, news correspondent and founder member of Channel 4 News. Edward Stourton 05 Dec 2013
37 Leading the Police in a Changing Society - John Grieve CBE QPM The third in our lecture series for Michaelmas Term 2013, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by John Grieve, Chair of the John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community, senior detective and Director of the Metropolitan Police’s racial and violent crime John Grieve 05 Dec 2013
38 Britain and Germany in Europe: What Prospects? Germany’s role in the EU is becoming more important, while Britain appears increasingly detached from the European project. What roles for Britain and Germany? What prospects for European integration? Keith Jenkins, Kalypso Nicolaidis, Hartmut Mayer 26 Nov 2013
39 Britain and Germany in Europe: What Prospects? Session two. Germany’s role in the EU is becoming more important, while Britain appears increasingly detached from the European project. What roles for Britain and Germany? What prospects for European integration? Christine Dalby, Rudolf Adam, Paul Betts 26 Nov 2013
40 Britain and Germany in Europe: What Prospects? Session One. Germany’s role in the EU is becoming more important, while Britain appears increasingly detached from the European project. What roles for Britain and Germany? What prospects for European integration? Anthony Tucker, David Hannay, David Marquand 26 Nov 2013
41 Rev. Dr Charles Brock - John Milton: Revolutionary Spirit? The third in our lecture series for Hilary Term 2013, given in the temporary Chapel at Mansfield College by Emeritus Fellow and former College Chaplain Rev Dr Charles Brock, to mark the inauguration of the John Milton Fellowship at Mansfield College. Charles Brock 03 Sep 2013
42 Creative Commons Sir Jonathan Mills - Art: The Great Conversation of Mankind The first in the Mansfield College lecture series for Hilary Term 2013, given in temporary Chapel at Mansfield College by Sir Jonathan Mills, artistic director of the Edinburgh International Festival. Sir Jonathan Mills 03 Sep 2013
43 Creative Commons Development in Practice: Rule of Law, Transitional Justice, and Human Rights Helen Clark, UNDP administrator gives a talk on development work and the advancement of human rights for the 2013 Hands Lecture. Helen Clark 22 May 2013
44 Creative Commons Healing Society's Poorest The sixth and final lecture in our series for Michaelmas Term 2012, given in the Chapel at Mansfield College, by Camilla Batmanghelidj, psychotherapist, author, and founder of charities ThePlace2b and Kids Company. Camilla Batmanghelidj 07 May 2013
45 Creative Commons Have Trade Unions Become Irrelevant? Can Labour Respond to the Problems of Globalisation and Rising Inequality? The fifth in our lecture series for Michaelmas Term 2012, given in the Chapel at Mansfield College, by Kathy Stone, Arjay and Frances Miller Professor of Law at UCLA. Kathy Stone 07 May 2013
46 Creative Commons Nicola Clase - The Swedish Model: a Different Way of Doing Things The third in our lecture series for Michaelmas Term 2012, given in the Chapel at Mansfield College, by Her Excellency Nicola Clase, Swedish Ambassador to the UK. Nicola Clase 07 May 2013
47 Prathiba Parmar - Beauty in Truth: Women Shaping History The first in our lecture series for Michaelmas Term 2012, given in the Chapel at Mansfield College by award-winning film-maker and activist Prathiba Parmar. Prathiba Parmar 07 May 2013
48 Creative Commons Mandelson: Is the European Project Over? Peter Mandelson's lecture on Britain and the survival of the European project. Peter Mandelson 24 May 2012
49 Creative Commons How God Became King Professor Tom Wright gives a lecture in Mansfield College Chapel. Tom Wright 22 May 2012